Why Kobe won't win the MVP

Kobe Bryant's statistical feats will never be able to outweigh his lack of popularity among the NBA's MVP voters. Story

Updated: April 7, 2008, 3:38 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | Page 2

Last week, my partner in crime wrote a column about how uncomfortable she will be when Kobe Bryant receives the 2008 MVP award. Well, no disrespect to Jemele (Ms. Hill to those of us who know her), but Kobe Bryant will not win the MVP this year. And if recent history proves consistent, he might finish behind Alonzo Mourning in the voting.

Truth is Kobe Bryant will never win the MVP of the league. He is hated too much. Hated by those who cast votes. Hated too much by those he plays ...

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